Please Help Us Say Thank You
you may know, President Wayne H. Ross retired in January 2002 after
23 years of dedicated service to Southern Maine Community College. In
appreciation of President and Mrs. Ross's contributions, we've established
an advancement fund in their name. The Ross Technology Advancement Fund
is the legacy Wayne and Betsy have always dreamed of building for their
beloved college-one with the power to make our instituition stronger
and more effective than ever.
Simply put, the Ross Fund represents an opportunity for each of us-College
alumni, present and former faculty and staff, community leaders and
business partners, students, and friends-to say thank you, tangibly
and enduringly , to those whose caring and leadership have enriched
We invite you to join us as we honor the Rosses
by realizing their dream.
Jean Ginn Marvin, Campaign Chair
Ross Technology Advancement Fund
President Wayne H. Ross
Leader, Champion, Friend
Since 1979, Wayne Ross's unstinting devotion has lifted
Southern Maine Community College to prominence, strengthened Maine business,
and literally transformed the lives of thousands of students.
The College has flourished in President Ross's care, growing
from a 60-acre campus with 30 buildings and a full-time enrollment of
approximately 800, to an 80-acre, 42-building campus serving some 2,500
full-time learners. The college's annual budget has increased from $4.5
million to $20 million. And the number of career-oriented educational
programs offered on campus has nearly tripled to 34, including a revolutionary
new Liberal Studies program designed for full transferability within
the University of Maine system.
As friends of the College, as citizens
of Maine, we could not have asked for finer leadership.
The Ross Technology Advancement Fund
Thanks in part to the achievements of Wayne and Betsy Ross, Southern Maine Community College stands at the threshold of a dynamic future.
Your contribution to the Ross Technology Advancement Fund will help
provide the financial strength needed to sharpen the College's competitive
edge and thus fulfill the Rosses' dream.
Specifically, the fund will be used to support:
- Distance-learning technology
- Diagnostic equipment and tools for the Health Sciences
- Upgraded equipment and facilities for the Department of Culinary
- Equipment and machinery for Construction, Automotive, and Machine
- Labratory facilities for Earth Sciences
- Upgrades in Communications Technology
As our new Technology Center becomes a reality, the fund will be used
to furnish classrooms with the equipment and tools needed to teach tomorrow's
career skills. Contributions may be restricted to fund faculty development
oppurtunties focused on teaching cutting-edge technologies. Ultimately,
the Ross Technology Advancement Fund will help secure the future of
Southern Maine Community College as it continues to provide Maine's
best value in higher education.
Honorary Campaign Chairs
Jean Ginn Marvin
Southern Maine Community College Foundation Board
Merton G. Henry, Chair
Jean Ginn Marvin
Maxine L. Wright
in the Ross Technology Advancement Fund in honor of Wayne and Betsy
Ross, or for more information, please contact:
Southern Maine Community College
South Portland, ME 04106
In Honor of President Wayne H. and Betsy Ross